More than two dozen Mount Saint Mary College students recently got an inside look at New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan.
Sponsored by the college’s School of Business, Student Business Association (SBA) and Career Center, the trip took students on a walking tour of Financial District sites in New York City, culminating with the Stock Exchange.
Peter Greco, a business student with a concentration in finance, was surprised to see fewer people on the floor than he expected. Greco’s tour guide explained that over the last decade, much of the business has moved online.
A highlight of the visit, Greco observed, was the ending bell. “Everyone was cheering,” he said. “It was like you’d see in the movies.”
Thomas Barnes, business student and SBA secretary, was pleased with the wealth of information he learned. “This was a great experience,” he said.
Kathleen O’Keefe, associate director of the Career Center, and Regina Eisenbacher, administrative assistant, organized the outing.
“This trip was truly amazing,” said O’Keefe. “Just watching the students on the Stock Exchange floor listening to the traders and asking questions was so incredibly rewarding.”
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